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Operational Energy Modeller / Building Performance Engineer

Method Consulting LLP
Bristol, Bristol (County)
£28000 - £40000/annum EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE
Closing date
Feb 10, 2023

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Energy Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Office: Bristol

Method operates a hybrid working policy. The candidate will be expected to work in the office for 50% of the working week.

At Method, we provide a wide-ranging technical consultancy service with sustainability at the heart of the design process. We get involved in the design at early stages and work collaboratively with the wider design team to provide solutions, striving to achieve our client's targets, minimise energy use and achieve net zero carbon. Accurately predicting a building's operational energy use is a crucial element in meeting various client/planning requirements, with operational energy analyses becoming common place in many projects we work on, from office blocks to prison buildings.

Role and Responsibilities:

* The engineer will be involved in operational energy modelling from concept stage, through to early-stage planning submission and finally onto practical completion.

* They will be required to undertake advanced computer modelling, report outcomes and recommendations, and assist other team members.

* The engineer will work to improve workflows and automate procedures through intelligent script writing.

* The successful candidate will be working towards chartership, have proven experience, delivering to time, quality and budget.

* Undertake advanced computer modelling of building performance in operation using IES, including detailed modelling using Apache HVAC.

* Advise design teams and clients on how to reduce operational energy use through passive design, energy efficiency and renewable technologies.

* Prepare clear, concise reports and technical notes to communicate with internal and external clients.

* Improve workflows, automate processes and analyse results using scripts.

Experience / Skills required:

Understanding of net zero carbon in buildings and whole life carbon impacts.

Knowledge/experience of NABERS Design for Performance, CIBSE TM54 operational energy analysis.

Experience in using IES Virtual Environment software, including undertaking Apache HVAC analysis.

Understanding of BREEAM in relation to building performance.

Understanding of low carbon design and ability to provide recommendations at early design stages.

Experience in using coding using languages such as Python to write scripts to analyse results and manipulate windows files.

Experience in using modelling software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino is preferable.

The successful candidate will have 6 months to 5 years' relevant experience, primarily professional, but academic will be considered.

Qualifications: Educated to degree level in physical sciences or any engineering discipline, for example physics, mechanical or electrical engineering, building services engineering, environmental engineering, architectural engineering.


* 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays

* Flex time and Flex Days

* Discretionary bonus scheme

* Employee Assistance Programme

* Company pension scheme

* Private medical insurance

* Life assurance

* Purchase of up to 10 additional holidays each year taken out of your salary in equal monthly instalments over the year

* Two additional paid days leave: for your birthday (after 5 years), and our ‘Method Bank Holiday' (Friday before August bank holiday)

* Cycle to work scheme

* Electric car scheme

* £500 hotel spa voucher (after 10 years' service)

* Long service benefits

* Career development and support

* Unforgettable social events

Unfortunately, we do not have the facility to provide working VISA's and consequently we cannot accept applications from overseas students on a student VISA.

Method Consulting is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably-qualified persons

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